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Directors of CPR Insurance Services

The Directors of Cooper Professional Risks Pty Ltd (CPR) are Robert and Mandy Cooper. Robert has had more than 35 years in the Insurance Industry and Mandy more than 20 years. Both worked for a number of prominent Insurance Companies and  International Insurance Brokers. Robert is also well qualified with a Master of Business Administration and a Graduate Diploma of Insurance from Deakin University, as well he is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Insurance and Finance, and a Fellow of the National Insurance Brokers Association. Mandy holds an Associateship of the Australian & New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance. Both are Tier 1 PS146 compliant. 

Robert serves in the following Organisations:

He also holds memberships with the Australian Insurance Law Association, National Insurance Brokers Association, the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Brisbane North Chamber of Commerce.

In 2013 and 2014 he was named one of the Top 30 elite Insurance Brokers in Australia with Insurance Business Magazine.

He is an an experienced speaker, critic and presenter, particularly on all areas of insurance but more specifically on Professional Indemnity and Directors & Officers Liability Insurance, whether for training purposes or for just informing or updating forums on current related issues.

Read his LinkedIn profile here 

Cooper Professional Risks

Specialising in the area of Professional Indemnity and Directors & Officers Liability but can provide assistance in all areas of Risk Management and Insurance.

CPR Insurance Services

A corporate authorised representative of NAS Insurance Brokers and for this reason can offer the full range of General Insurances for our clients With up to 150 Insurance markets available to us, we can help you with anything and everything. Any type of business can be catered for.

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Latest News

D&O premium pool ‘must treble’ to return to profitability

A new report – called "Show Me The Money!" by insurer XL Catlin and law firm Wotton + Kearney – is the second in a series of three white papers on securities class actions and their impact on the Directors & Officers Liability (D&O) market. The main conclusion is that Directors’ and officers’ (D&O) insurance premiums are under-priced significantly and need to rise strongly to restore profitability. The main risk areas are those exposed to securities class actions, 

It says Directors & Officer's Side A, Side B and Side C cover has been chronically underpriced since at least 2011, while the frequency of class actions is increasing as more plaintiff lawyers and litigation funders enter the space.

The analysis suggests last year’s overall premium pool of about $210 million would need to increase by at least three times to establish a profitable market, if it is assumed all other factors stay unchanged.

“Recent market developments would indicate most D&O insurers are now endeavouring to restore some semblance of profitability to their portfolios after years of market losses,” the report says.

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75% of Cyclone Debbie claims settled

In the 6 months since Cyclone Debbie devastated Queensland and parts of northern New South Wales:

• more than 31,000 homes and business have been repaired or received settlements from their insurance company

• more than 20,000 families have had possessions replaced

• more than 4,500 motor vehicles have been repaired or new vehicles provided

• hundreds of local builders and trades have been working on properties to repair the damage and destruction caused by the cyclone

• over $5 million has been paid EACH DAY to assist local communities, residents and businesses.

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